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Citibank Dining Program

Enjoy a free bottle of wine at partner restaurants when you pay with your Citi card.

If you have a Citi credit card or debit card, you can use it to take advantage of exclusive offers through the Citibank Dining Program. As well as offering you a free bottle of wine when you dine at partner restaurants across Australia, this complimentary program also gives you access to other exclusive wine and dining experiences throughout the year.

Use this guide to learn more about the Citibank Dining Program and what you need to do to get a free bottle of wine or other perks through your Citi card.

What restaurants are part of the Citibank Dining Program?

Most partner restaurants are located in and around Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. There are also some partners in regional areas such as Ballarat, Geelong, Newcastle, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.

In terms of style, the restaurants range from hatted venues to hip bars and pubs. You can find current partner restaurants using the Citibank Dining Program's search tool, which includes a map if you're curious about what's available in different locations.

How can I redeem my free bottle of wine?

Once you've found a partner restaurant, you just need to mention you're a Citi cardholder when you book or arrive at the restaurant. The staff will then let you know what wines are available.

To make sure the wine is free, you'll also need to meet the following requirements:

  • Meet the minimum spend or order requirement. At most Citibank Dining Program restaurants, you need to order a minimum of one main meal per person. However, some restaurants with sharing menus – such as yum cha, tapas, sushi or pizza venues – have a minimum spend requirement of $50 on food instead.
  • Pay with your Citi card. You'll need to pay for the full bill using your Citi card. When you go to settle the bill, just remind the staff member that you have a Citi card so that they can make sure it's taken off the bill.

wine-glasses-banner895x250What else do I need to know?

Here are some other key terns and conditions you need to know.

  • Available at participating restaurants only. You must dine at a Citibank Dining Program partner restaurant to be eligible for a free bottle of wine.
  • One bottle of wine per booking. While there’s no limit to the number of times you can use this offer, you are limited to one free bottle of wine per booking.
  • Order at the start of service. You must tell the waiter you’re a Citi cardholder and order your bottle of wine when you first order.
  • No bill splitting. You can’t split the bill between different payment methods. The full cost must be charged to your Citi card.
  • No takeaways. You must drink your bottle of wine on the premises, and you can’t take what you haven’t drunk home.
  • No free wine for degustation orders. The free bottle of wine promotion doesn’t apply if you order the degustation menu with matching wines.
  • Out of stock. The restaurant can substitute the wine for a similar bottle if your selection is out of stock.
  • Solo offer. The free wine offer can’t be used if you’re redeeming another offer such as a meal discount.

Other Citibank Dining Program benefits

As well as getting a free bottle of wine when you dine with partner restaurants, the Citibank Dining Program gives you access to seasonal food and wine offers or events. For example, you could enjoy complimentary tickets to food and wine shows, or VIP access at dining events. You can learn about current offers on the Citibank Dining Program website, or by signing up for the program's email newsletter.

Citi credit cards with access to the Citibank Dining Program

Rates last updated November 20th, 2018
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
Citi Clear Platinum Credit Card
12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 14 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Offers a 0% p.a. for 14 months balance transfer and $0 first year annual fee. Plus, insurance covers and Citibank Dining Program perks.
Citi Platinum Credit Card - Exclusive Offer
0% p.a. for 13 months (reverts to 20.99% p.a.)
0% p.a. for 13 months
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
finder Exclusive:
Save with 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers for 13 months (with no BT fee). Plus, a discounted $49 annual fee for the first year.
Citi Simplicity Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$0 p.a.
Get 0% p.a. interest for up to 6 months on balance transfers with no BT fee. Plus, a $0 annual fee for life.
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card - Online Offer
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 24 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Earn reward Points per $1 spent, take advantage of a 0% p.a. for 24 month balance transfer offer, plus complimentary international travel insurance.
Citi Platinum Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 10,000 monthly bonus reward Points for 20 months (200,000 total), enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer, plus, a $49 first year annual fee.
Citi Rewards Classic Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Receive 1 point per $1 spent on eligible purchases, up to $50 cashback when you meet the minimum spend and a 15 month balance transfer offer.
Citi Signature Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months
$195 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 15,000 monthly bonus reward Points for 20 months (300,000 total), enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer, plus, a $195 first year annual fee.
Citi Signature Qantas Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$248 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($444 p.a. thereafter)
Receive 50,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 yearly airport lounge visits and complimentary travel insurance. Plus, a discounted first year annual fee.
Emirates Citi World Mastercard
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 9 months
$149 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Receive up to 60,000 bonus Skywards Miles, pay half the annual fee for the first year and indulge in curated local and global experiences.
Citi Prestige Card
20.99% p.a.
$700 p.a.
Earn 20,000 monthly bonus points for 20 months (400,000 total). Plus, unlimited airport lounge access and free hotel stays.
Citi Qantas Prestige Card
20.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
$700 p.a.
Receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points. Plus, unlimited airport lounge access with Priority Pass and complimentary travel insurance.

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Amy is a senior writer at finder.com.au with more than 10 years experience covering credit cards, personal finance and various lifestyle topics. When she’s not sharing her knowledge on money matters, Amy spends her time as an actress.

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